8 Smart Home Mistakes to Avoid Explained By AutomatiCH Smart Home Experts

Making mistakes is obvious, but at AutomatiCH Smart Home our experts try to guide our partners & customers to be updated with minute details to reduce smart mistakes while creating a smart home experience. So here are the few smart home mistakes you should try to avoid making. 

Are you looking to build a new smart home? Or to make your existing home smarter? Then be sure to watch out for these common smart-home mistakes.
The journey of creating your perfect smart home is exciting. Many people fantasize about automated coffee-makers and instant weather reports. Some imagine a home that is the pinnacle of luxury & comfort.
But there are several potential traps when just starting. In this article, we’ll show you how to avoid some of the biggest mistakes people face, when creating their perfect smart home.

1. Upgrading to 5GHz Networks

Many smart devices—especially those on the budget tier—still rely solely on 2.4GHz networks to communicate with Wi-Fi. When users upgrade their network to 5GHz, these devices stop working. Rented routers supplied by some internet providers often use 5GHz channels by default, and switching back to 2.4GHz requires digging into the factory settings.
AutomatiCH Experts Suggestions: –

  • Research all smart home products for compatibility before making a purchase.
  • Determine which of your devices are 5GHz-compatible before upgrading
  • Temporarily disable 5GHz channels when setting up a new router.
  • Keep a log of all your device information for reference when making buying decisions. 

2. Buying Too Many Items at Once

When installing your new smart home, it’s fascinating to buy bulbs, light switches, track lighting, home assistants, and other devices altogether. But it’s better to purchase slowly, or with a specific goal in mind.
Overexcitement doesn’t allow you to understand how products fit into your lifestyle & pocket, which is why some smart devices then quickly get dumped into the storeroom.

AutomatiCH Experts Suggestions: –

  • Consider how you’ll use a device before you buy it. What problem will it solve? What inconvenience will it cure? Does the device lack any obvious features that will be corrected soon?
  • Understand The Diderot Effect, and how it influences buying behavior.
  • Set a budget for smart home tech and stick with it.

3. Not Setting A Budget

Some smart items cost thousands or more. Without setting a budget, you’ll find yourself spending more money than intended on these products. That’s why it’s important to establish your budget before you begin adding devices to your home. AutomatiCH Smart Home Experts may help you in assistance with your smart home budget planning.

 AutomatiCH Expert Suggestions: –

  • Determine a realistic amount to spend on your smart home.
  • Don’t impulse buy smart home devices.
  • Stick to your budget and add devices slowly.

4. Forgetting About Security

recent study by The College of William & Mary found that, without appropriate security measures, Google’s Nest and Philips Hue smart home products were vulnerable to attacks. Due to their internet connectivity, smart devices are frequently at risk of being compromised.

That’s why device security and network security should always be considered when it comes to your smart home.

AutomatiCH Expert Suggestions: –

  • Use two-factor authentication.
  • Change default device passwords.
  • Use a password manager.
  • Regularly update all smart home software.

5. Not Considering Product Longevity

Buyers sometimes fail to consider product longevity when adding new devices. Early adopters of promising tech are especially prone to making this mistake.
It’s well-known in Smart Home Industries that early adopters often fall a trap of being “beta-testers.” When a product goes belly-up, early adopters are torn between spending more money or living with a lack of upgrades and support.

 AutomatiCH Expert Suggestions: –

  • Determine a realistic amount to spend on your smart home.
  • Don’t impulse buy smart home devices.
  • Stick to your budget and add devices slowly.
  • Don’t pine over the “latest and greatest” smart home tech. Just like the Terminator movies, sometimes the second iteration is better.
  • Be careful of Kickstarter campaigns that introduce “Chinese products”; tech that seems too good to be true.
  • Be patient. Good products stick around and improve over time. Bad products fail, get rebranded, or get replaced.

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6. Ignoring Considering the Effect on Others

If your spouse or other family members constantly bug you about how to use your smart devices, you’ve made a classic smart-home mistake of forgetting how automation might affect people around you.
Some of us live with people who are not tech-savvy. For whom, turning on a physical light switch is more convenient than having to remember commands like, “Alexa, turn on bedroom light one.” The dynamic, forcing loved ones to suffer for the sake of automation can spoil your relationships.

 AutomatiCH Expert Suggestions: –

  • Discuss with your family or loved ones before installing Smart Home Products.
  • Understand that even if automation is fun for you it may be frustrating for others.
  • Be willing to make compromises when considering smart devices.
  • Anticipate problems that might occur when others visit, such as during holidays or special events.

7. Installing Incompatible Tech

Do you have several different apps to control each of your devices? Do you have several brands of the same type of smart device in your home? Do you avoid using your devices because they don’t work properly? If so, you’ve made a mistake of incompatible tech.
Smart devices should work together to make life easier, but some refuse to play nice with systems like Google Home, Alexa or Apple HomeKit. Combing through multiple apps to control a single device is the opposite of convenience. That’s why it’s important to consider whether your devices will work well together before bringing them home.

 AutomatiCH Expert Suggestions: –

  • Consider the limitations of potential new additions, and how they might fit into your current setup.
  • Use devices that are supported by major platforms such as Apple Homekit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa.
  • Buy AutomatiCH Products with universal app supports.

8. Automation Overlap

The final mistake for smart home setup is automation overlap. Automation overlap occurs when a single device is triggered by multiple automation. This mistake often results in unexpected behavior from both the device and the user.

Additionally, automation overlap isn’t always simple to correct. While apps like Wipro Next Smart Home, Syska Smart Home, Smart Life, Apple’s Shortcuts, and Apple Home make creating this automation easy, untangling broken ones can be headache-inducing.

 AutomatiCH Expert Suggestions: –

  • Check your automation periodically, and eliminate those you rarely use.
  • Remove or repair duplicate automation immediately.
  • Maintain a log of current automation to reference when troubleshooting.

 

    If you’ve made one of these mistakes, don’t worry. You can correct them now by following the tips we’ve listed here. For any further assistance, you are always welcome to call our experts for premium support at 1800 103 8898 toll free.

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